A filmed version of Hamilton will be released on Disney+ on July 3 2020 – watch the first trailer here.
A performance featuring the musical’s original Broadway cast was recorded at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York.
Disney previously won a bidding war for rights to the recording which features Miranda in the title role with Leslie Odom Jr, Philippa Soo and Jonathan Groff.
Hamilton filmed live on stage was originally due for release on October 15, 2021 but will instead stream exclusively on Disney+ from July 3, 2020.
You can watch the first trailer below…
“I’m so proud of how beautifully [director] Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down.
“I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, added: “No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of ‘Hamilton’—an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way.
“In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful. We are thrilled to bring this phenomenon to Disney+ on the eve of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind ‘Hamilton’ to thank for allowing us to do so more than a year before planned.”
Director Thomas Kail said: “We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage – and in the audience – when we shot this at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film can provide.”
The full cast of the film will see Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award® nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
Completing the company are Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes.
A record breaking, award-winning smash hit, Hamilton tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
With music, lyrics and a book by Miranda, the musical premiered Off-Broadway in 2015 before moving to Broadway and opening in London’s West End in December 2017.
The show is currently playing at the Victoria Palace.
Performances are Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm with Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2:30pm.